Jean Vee Vogt Herr, 79, of Amarillo, Texas, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, in Amarillo.  A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 3, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Moundridge, KS.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Jean Vee Vogt Herr was born June 30, 1929, in Newton, Kansas, to Ada Mae Suenram Vogt and Vernard Vogt. Jean was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Suenram and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vogt, all of Moundridge. Jean attended school in Moundridge, Kansas, and graduated in 1948, attended Kansas State University and graduated at McPherson College majoring in Home Economics. She taught in the Moundridge High School and was dietician for Moundridge School System several years. Jean married Gordon Herr in Moundridge in 1949. Jean and Gordon were involved in ownership and management of three newspapers mainly The Moundridge Journal from 1966 until 1991, which had been owned by Jean’s family since an early date.
Jean lived in Amarillo 18 years and worked as a church secretary for San Jacinto Methodist and Evangelical Fellowship. She was a member of S1. Stephen United Methodist Church.
Jean was a member of PEO sisterhood and held every office of the organization. In 2008 she received recognition as a 50-year PEO member. In everything Jean did, she did well and her calm, even handed way of dealing with everything she encountered was typical of her personality. Jean loved her friends and family of which she had many. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and always enjoyed life with a wonderful sense of humor. She played bridge, enjoyed world travel and was involved as a volunteer for Sharing Hope in Amarillo.
Jean is survived by her husband Gordon Herr, her daughter Claudia McMurry and her husband Dave of Amarillo, her son Scott Herr and his wife Claudia of Charlotte, N. Carolina. Grandchildren are Andrew McMurry and his wife Brooke of Amarillo, Sarah McMurry and daughter Caroline of Lubbock, and Ian Herr of Atlanta, Ga.
Memorials may be directed to Sharing Hope of Amarillo or BSA Hospice.